Welcome to St Germans Group Parish

Your Kingdom come.....Your will be done.

WE EXTEND A SPECIAL WELCOME to those who are single, married, divorced, widowed, gay, confused, filthy rich, comfortable or dirt poor.

We extend a special welcome to wailing babies and excited toddlers.

We welcome you whether you can sing like Pavarotti or just growl quietly to yourself. You’re welcome here if you’re just browsing, just woken up or just got out of prison. We don’t care if you are more Christian than the Archbishop of Canterbury, or haven’t been to church since Christmas ten years ago.

We extend a special welcome to those who are over 60 but not grown up yet, and to teenagers who are growing up too fast. We welcome keep-fit mums, football dads, starving artists, tree-huggers, latte-sippers, vegetarians, junk-food eaters. We welcome those in recovery or still addicted. We welcome you if you are having problems, are down in the dumps or don’t like ‘organised religion’. (We’re not too keen on it either!)

We offer a welcome to those who think that the earth is flat, work too hard, don’t work, can’t spell, or are here because granny is visiting and wanted to come to church.

We welcome those who are inked, pierced, both or neither. We offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer right now, had religion shoved down their throats as kids or got lost on the coastal path and wound up here by mistake. We welcome pilgrims, tourists, seekers, doubters ….. and you!

Parish in Transition

In the absence of a parish priest, please contact:

Parish Wardens: Paul Gribble and Bill Woods

For weddings, baptisms, funerals and church services:  David Watters and Margaret Sylvester-Thorne

Children’s work: David Watters and Margaret Sylvester-Thorne

Messy Church: Evelyn Reed

For buildings and general parish enquiries: the Parish Wardens:   Paul Gribble and Bill Woods

For Safeguarding and Pastoral Visitors Team:  Margaret Sylvester-Thorne

Parish Giving Scheme and Finances: the Treasurer, Fiona Liddicoat

Electoral Roll: Brenda Daw

Enquiries about individual churches:

Downderry:  Steve Liddicoat

Hessenford: Fran Moore

St Germans: Richard Laugharne

Tideford: Matt Frost

Hire and other info on St Germans Priory Church for events:

The St Germans Priory Trust:   www.stgermanspriory.info

Hire of the Church Hall in Hessenford:   http://www.4clubs.biz/timeslot/hessenford2/

 

The parish email address for all emails is:

admin@stgermansparishes.com

They will be forwarded to the appropriate person.

Parish Phone 07557 302 255

 

 

~    June Events in the Parish   ~  

 

ST GERMANS GROUP PARISH

PUBLIC

CONSULTATION

We are working towards appointing a new Vicar for the Parish and are asking for the views of members of the whole community – whether church attenders or not!!

It is important that we hear the views of everyone on the qualities that local people expect from whoever is appointed. This will help us write the ‘job description’ on community expectation from a new Vicar in terms of interest and involvement in the community, pastoral care, sense of humour, approachability, and so on. Whatever your thoughts, we would like to hear them.

So please: telephone 07557 302255

or

email admin@stgermansparishes.com

We held a Public Meeting on Saturday 2nd June and heard some useful ideas from members of our communities.  Please keep your ideas coming in.

WE DO WANT TO HEAR YOUR VIEWS!


 

Parish Lunches

The parish lunches take place weekly on Wednesdays at 12 noon in St Nicolas Church, Downderry.  

All are welcome to come for a tasty three course meal, good company and fellowship 

 

Latest News

THE FOOD BANK – no change to the message – our help is needed

There are collecting boxes in all our four churches – please keep the contributions coming in………..

You will have read in the press that the need is greater than ever – so please keep the contributions coming in.

How can you help the Foodbank?     Currently (in mid-May 2018). there are the following shortages:

  • FRUIT (TINNED)
  • FISH (TINNED)
  • FRUIT JUICE (LONG-LIFE)
  • RICE PUDDING (TINNED)
  • MEAT (TINNED HAM/CORNED BEEF)
  • RICE
  • BISCUITS/SNACKS
  • JAM
  • SUGAR
  • INSTANT MASH

PLEASE – no baked beans, pasta, soup, teabags or cereals – the Foodbank has PLENTY of theses items.

However, money is becoming a continuing issue, and it is becoming a common problem throughout all of Cornwall’s Foodbanks.   All are having to react to an increase in demand; and although food is being donated in increasing volumes covering the demand, the costs related to sustaining larger Foodbanks is becoming a challenge. So, the real requirement now is cash.

If you could help through regular donations we would be extremely grateful. Setting up a Standing Order is ideal, but any donation would be wonderful. We can also take donations CAF and Stewardship schemes.

If you can help please contact the Liskeard & Looe Foodbank.

Tel: 07512 011452. email: liskeard.foodbank@gmail.com

Thank you for your support.

 

 

 

 

St Germans Priory Trust

If you would like to volunteer to help the Project in any way please visit our website at www.stgermanspriory.info  and let us know your contact details.

Board of Priory Trustees

  • Chair- Richard Laugharne
  • Vice Chair – Fiona Bristow
  • Secretary – Evelyn Reed
  • Support Officer – Jo Rimron
  • Malcolm Cross
  • Chris Bowditch,
  • Chris Cook
  • Bob Foulkes.

THE FOOD BANK – no change to the message – our help is needed

There are collecting boxes in all our four churches – please keep the contributions coming in………..

You will have read in the press that the need is greater than ever – so please keep the contributions coming in.

How can you help the Foodbank?     Currently (in mid-May 2018). there are the following shortages:

  • FRUIT (TINNED)
  • FISH (TINNED)
  • FRUIT JUICE (LONG-LIFE)
  • RICE PUDDING (TINNED)
  • MEAT (TINNED HAM/CORNED BEEF)
  • RICE
  • BISCUITS/SNACKS
  • JAM
  • SUGAR
  • INSTANT MASH

PLEASE – no baked beans, pasta, soup, teabags or cereals – the Foodbank has PLENTY of theses items.

However, money is becoming a continuing issue, and it is becoming a common problem throughout all of Cornwall’s Foodbanks.   All are having to react to an increase in demand; and although food is being donated in increasing volumes covering the demand, the costs related to sustaining larger Foodbanks is becoming a challenge. So, the real requirement now is cash.

If you could help through regular donations we would be extremely grateful. Setting up a Standing Order is ideal, but any donation would be wonderful. We can also take donations CAF and Stewardship schemes.

If you can help please contact the Liskeard & Looe Foodbank.

Tel: 07512 011452. email: liskeard.foodbank@gmail.com

Thank you for your support.

 

 

 

 

St Germans Priory Trust

If you would like to volunteer to help the Project in any way please visit our website at www.stgermanspriory.info  and let us know your contact details.

Board of Priory Trustees

  • Chair- Richard Laugharne
  • Vice Chair – Fiona Bristow
  • Secretary – Evelyn Reed
  • Support Officer – Jo Rimron
  • Malcolm Cross
  • Chris Bowditch,
  • Chris Cook
  • Bob Foulkes.

News Archives

St Germans, Hessenford, Downderry & Tideford Parish services

 

 

 

JUNE SERVICES

7th June Thursday

9.30am Prayer Service St Anne’s Church, Hessenford

10th June 2nd Sunday after Trinity

9.30am Morning Prayer St Anne’s Church, Hessenford

11am Parish Praise St Germans Priory Church

11th June  Monday

9.30am Prayer Service  St Germans Priory Church

6pm  Prayer Service. St Nicolas Church, Downderry

14th June  Thursday  

9.30am Prayer Service  St Annes Church, Hessenford

17th June 3rd Sunday after Trinity 

9.30am Eucharist St Nicolas Church, Downderry

11am Eucharist with Baptism St Germans Priory Church

18th June Monday

9.30am Prayer Service  St Germans Priory Church

6pm  Prayer Service. St Nicolas Church, Downderry

21st June Thursday

9.30am Prayer Service St Annes Church, Hessenford

24th June 4th Sunday after Trinity

9.30am Morning Prayer St Nicolas Church, Downderry

11am Morning Prayer St Germans Priory Church

25th June Monday

9.30am Prayer Service  St Germans Priory Church

6pm  Prayer Service. St Nicolas Church, Downderry

28th June Thursday

9.30am Prayer Service St Annes Church, Hessenford

 

East Wivelshire

The area of the Diocese of Truro area is that of the county of Cornwall including the Isles of Scilly. It was formed on 15 December 1876 from the Archdeaconry of Cornwall in the Diocese of Exeter. It is therefore one of the younger dioceses.

The diocese is divided into two archdeaconries:

Rural deaneries

The names of the older deaneries (before 1875) are based on those of the ancient hundreds though the boundaries do not always correspond. The deaneries created in 1875 in the episcopate of Frederick Temple were Bodmin, Stratton, St Austell, and Carnmarth. These remained unchanged until Carnmarth was divided; later still in the 1980s some alterations of boundaries occurred. Chronological Sequence:

Estwevelsire, 1259; Estwyvelschyre, 1291; Estwevelschire, 1366; Easte, 1672; East, 1847, 1980; East Wivelshire, 1997, 2009.

St Germans Group Parish PCC as from 2nd April 2017

Permanent members of the PCC

The Vicar
Secretary – Margaret Sylvester-Thorne
Treasurer – Fiona Liddicoat

Parish Wardens:

Paul Gribble and Matt Frost

Church Stewards:

Downderry: Steve Liddicoat
Hessenford: Fiona Bristow
Tideford: Matt Frost
St Germans: Richard Laugharne

PCC members:

Downderry: Sue Booth; Andrew Pidgen, Jenny Daniels and Cashiers:Tim Pullin and Sue Pidgen
Hessenford: Yvonne Byles,  Fran Moore,
Cashier:  Fiona Bristow
St Germans: Chris Bowditch, June Greaves, Evelyn Reed
Cashier: Peter Daw
Tideford:  post vacant
Cashier: Ron Bradley

Deanery Synod Reps:

Rosemary Stevenson, Margaret Sylvester-Thorne, David Watters